.... im bored.... really bored. so im going to make me a guitar out of basswood. but im not going to use power tools because...... i forgot.... i had a reason really. so yeah hand carved and whatnot. but yeah any suggestions on hardware thats realitivly inexpensive? and paint job ideas? weeeeeee!!!
Are you going to be starting with a plank of wood? If you are, you should at least use a bandshaw to cut the shape out.
jigsaw and an ass load of sanding will work. get yourself some sharp chisels if you are gonna do the neck pocket and pickups by hand or buy a router.
yeah , jigsaw , coping saw , sandpaper... and good luck.
lots of work... but do It!!!